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Forestry Bureau publishes 4th illustrated book on Taiwan butterflies

Taipei,  In the latest addition to its ongoing series of books on the butterflies of Taiwan, the Forestry Bureau last week published a fourth volume that covers over 100 species of Lycaenidae, also called gossamer-winged butterflies. Lycaenidae is known as...
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Homeless face tougher environment amid pandemic: charity

Taipei,  Life has grown increasingly difficult for the homeless both economically and in other areas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to charity group Homeless Taiwan Association. At a recent press conference on the impact of the pandemic on the homeless...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to join COVAX to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines

Taipei,  Taiwan will sign up to the COVAX global vaccine allocation plan to ensure the country has access to a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes readily available, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Saturday. Speaking on the sidelines of the Eu...
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Mainland Affairs Council dismisses speculation on detained Hong Kongers

Taipei,  The Mainland Affairs Council declined to confirm or deny recent reports about five Hong Kongers allegedly detained in Kaohsiung for nearly two months and unable to contact their families, in a statement Saturday. The council’s statement came af...
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